GK Quiz Questions Answers 2017 – Latest General Knowledge Quizzes

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GK Quiz Questions Answers 2017

GK Quiz Questions Answers

 

Learn GK Quiz Questions with Answers Part 1

GK quiz 1 – 10

1. What is the theme of a passion play?

Christ’s suffering and death

2. When did the Indian Peace Keeping Force 9IPKF) first land on Sri Lankan soil?

30 July, 1987

3. Where was the 1989 Kumbh Mela held?

Prayag

4. What is the French equivalent of the Stock Exchange?

The Bourse

5. Who started the Shuddhi Movement?

Swami Shraddhananda

6. In the honors list of explorers, who was the Italian usually given credit for discovering Newfoundland?

John Cabot

7. The ballet dancer’s short and spreading skirt is called:

Tutu

8. What is the high tower of a Muslim Mosque called?

A minaret

9. Where is the Leaning Tower of Pisa?

Tuscany, Italy

10. Who built the Jahaz Mahal (Ship Palace), at Mandu?

Muhammad Shah

 

Learn GK Quiz Questions with Answers Part 2

GK quiz 11 – 20

11. What would be the nationality of a stamp with the word ‘Suomi’ printed on it?

Finnish

12. Between which two of Canada’s Great Lakes do the Niagara Falls lie?

Lake Erie and Lake Ontario

13. What is a “Kerry Blue”?

A breed of dog

14. What mountains form the boundary between European Russia and Siberia?

The Urals

15. Which river forms the major part of the international boundary between the United States of America and Mexico?

The Rio Grande

16. How many feet are there in a nautical fathom?

Six

17. Macao, on the southern coast of main land China, is a colony of which European nation?

Portugal

18. What is depicted on the reverse side of a two pence coin?

The Prince of Wales’s Feathers

19. It was formerly known as East Pakistan. By what name is it now known?

Bangladesh

20. What is the name of the strait which separates North Island from South Island in New Zealand?

Cook strait

 

Learn GK Quiz Questions with Answers Part 3

GK quiz 21 – 30

21. Who was the Italian merchant explorer whose name was given to the continent of America?

Amerigo Vespucci

22. On what part of the body is a “wimple” worn and who would normally be seen wearing it?

On the head of a nun – it is a form of head -dress

23. What is meant by UFO?

Unidentified Flying object

24. What did Sir Rowland Hill introduce in Britain in 1840?

The Penny Post

25. Who would have worn a ‘gorget’, ‘pauldron’, ‘beaver’ and ‘greave’?

A knight – they are all parts of a suit of armor

26. ‘Bastinado’ was an eastern form of punishment. Of what did it consist?

The beating of the soles of the feet with thin rods

27. How many balls are there on a snooker table at the beginning of a game?

22 -including the cue-ball

28. The flag of Nepal is unique in terms of national flags. What is remarkable about it?

It is not rectangular – it comprises two over-lapping triangles

29. What is the inscription on the obverse side of the Victoria Cross?

For Valour

30. Only one astrological sign is not named after a living creature – which one?

Libra (the scales)

 

Learn GK Quiz Questions with Answers Part 4

GK quiz 31 – 40

31. With which legendary heroine is the City of Coventry associated?

Lady Godiva

32. What is the expansion of M.B.B.S?

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

33. What is Ichthyology?

The study of the natural history of fishes

34. Pilgrims flock from all over the world to visit Mecca. Where is Mecca?

Saudi Arabia, on the shore of Red Sea

35. Where would you find “fire damp”?

Down a mine – it’s the miner’s name for methane gas

36. What would you do with a “wandering sailor”?

Plant it – it is a household plant

37. What color of Ensign does the Merchant Navy fly?

Red

38. What is the alternative name for Holy Island, the island off the north coast of Northumberland?

Lindisfarne

39. British scientist Lord Ernest Rutherford won a Nobel Prize in 1908. In which field of science did he work?

Atomic Science – he was the first man to split the atom

40. What kind of bird did Noah first release from the Ark after the rains abated?

A Raven

 

Learn GK Quiz Questions with Answers Part 5

GK quiz 41 – 50

41. To which country belongs the Dogon tribes?

Mali

42. How many hoops are used in a game of croquet?

Six

43. Which British inventor developed the hovercraft?

Sir Christopher Cockerell

44. A ‘rhea’ is a flightless bird but what does the geographical term ‘ria’ mean?

A drowned river valley

45. Neil Armstrong was the first man to set foot on the surface of the moon – but who was the second?

Buzz Aldrin

46. What is ‘xenophobia’?

Dislike or fear of strangers

47. What does the Red Triangle stand for?

Family Planning

48. What famous tourist attraction is wearing away at the rate of five feet per annum?

Niagara Falls

49. According to Bible, on what day did God create the sun, moon and the stars?

On the fourth day

50. The birthstone of August is Peridot. What color is it?

Green

 

Learn GK Quiz Questions with Answers Part 6

GK quiz 51 – 60

51. Where would you find the San Andreas Fault?

The west coast of the United States centred on San Francisco

52. In which city would you find the Jacques Cartier Bridge?

Montreal

53. What is the longest river in the British Isles?

The River Shannon in Eire

54. What is measured on a Beaufort Scale?

Wind force or speed

55. What is ‘dutch courage’?

Courage gained through alcoholic drink

56. What is ‘Mistral’?

A cold wind that blows down the Rhone Valley in France

57. Which country is the second largest in the world, in area?

Canada

58. Of which European country do the Magyars make up 92% of the population?

Hungary

59. Which river’s waters, head waters and tributaries drain half the continent of South America?

Amazon

60. Which is the largest city in the largest state of USA?

Anchorage

 

Learn GK Quiz Questions with Answers Part 7

GK quiz 61 – 70

61. What is the third bail to be potted in the sequence of colors in snooker?

Brown

62. Which equestrian sport tests the all-round ability of the horse and rider?

Three day eventing

63. What is the basic currency unit of Vietnam?

The dong

64. How many Sikh representatives were there in the constituent Assembly of 1948?

Four

65. The Jana Sangh Party was founded in:

1949

66. Which town in Umbria was the birthplace of St. Francis?

Assisi

67. Which public official can order an inquest into instances of sudden, violent or suspicious death?

Coroner

68. Carlo Collodi wrote a story about a wooden puppet which became human. What is its title?

The Adventure of Pinocchio

69. What is the term for a person with assets of over 1000 million dollars?

Billionaire

70. What is the acronym for the agency set up in 1923 to provide co-operation between police forces worldwide?

Interpol

 

Learn GK Quiz Questions with Answers Part 8

GK quiz 71 – 80

71. Which district of London gave its name to the Prime Meridian?

Greenwich

72. Which is the country in the British Isles is said to have the highest density of sheep in the world?

Wales

73. In which country are England’s largest lake and highest mountain situated?

Cumbria

74. Where was Janata Dal, as a new political party, launched in October 1988?

Bangalore

75. In which town did Isaac Newton attend the grammar school, and Margaret Thatcher attend the local girl’s school?

Grantham

76. Which Indian city has a style of riding breeches named after it?

Jodhpur

77. From which of the nine named planets does the mineral tellurium get its name:

Earth

78. Which English physicist and mathematician was born in the same year that Galileo died?

Isaac Newton

79. Which British city is the home of the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television?

Bradford

80. What comes between duke and earl in the ranking of British peers?

Marquess

 

Learn GK Quiz Questions with Answers Part 9

GK quiz 81 – 90

81. What is the emblem of Islam, displayed, for example, on the national flags of Turkey, Pakistan and Tunisia?

Crescent moon

82. Which is the biggest port in India?

Chennai

83. What is the English name for the Danish Port of Helsinger, the setting for Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”?

Elsinore

84. Which UK government funded body has an official symbol of quality called a ‘kite’ mark?

British Standards Institute

85. The famous scientist Thomas Alwa Edison was died on:

October 18, 1931

86. In which year was the artificial rubber – Neoprene – discovered?

1932

87. In which year vaccine for Yellow fever formulated?

1932

88. In which year Frequency Modulation (EM) radio transmission started?

1933

89. Which is the largest waste producing country in the world?

America (Here one man produces 2 Kg of wastes per day)

90. Which state in USA is known as “The Land of Enchantment”?

New Mexico

 

Learn GK Quiz Questions with Answers Part 10

GK quiz 91 – 100

91. Which one of the five Great Lakes lies totally within the United States?

Lake Michigan

92. What is the other name of Vitamin A?

Retinol

93. Which Scottish waterway links the North Sea with the Atlantic Ocean?

Caledonian Canal

94. Which disease in children is caused by the intensive use of nitrate fertilizers?

Methemoglobinemia

95. Where was India’s 1st ship-building yard established?

Kochi

96. The Postal system in India dates back to the year:

1837

97. Which European country has been ruled by Harald V since 1991?

Norway

98. Who is the patron saint of music?

St. Cecilia

99. What was the code of gallantry and honor that medieval knights were pledged to observe?

Chivalry

100. Which were the two factions of the Russian Social Democratic Party whose names were taken from the words the ‘majority’ and ‘minority’?

Bolshevik and Menshevik

 

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